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National Gallery of Art: Acquisition - 17th-Century Nautilus Cup
January 28, 2023
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 -- The National Gallery of Art issued the following news release:

In the 16th and 17th centuries, nautilus cups were among the most treasured objects in chambers of art and wonders (Kunstkammern in German)--collections of natural marvels and skillfully crafted artworks that became popular with princely collectors in Europe. The National Gallery of Art has acquired its first nautilus cup (c. 1650, etching; c. 1670, mount), an extraordinary object that may have bee . . .

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